Aa Harimanada

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ah Harima-nada, Aah Harimanada
Japanese: ああ播磨灘

Information

Type: TV
Episodes: 23
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 23, 1992 to Oct 1, 1992
Premiered: Spring 1992
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: TV Tokyo
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: E&G Films
Source: Manga
Genres: SportsSports, Martial ArtsMartial Arts, SeinenSeinen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

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Score: 6.101 (scored by 334334 users)
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Ranked: #76272
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Popularity: #9684
Members: 1,259
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Synopsis

When Harimanada makes his grand entrance into the world of Sumo, he causes complete uproar throughout the entire arena. The novelty headmask is clearly not a good idea but not content with just ruffling the feathers of all the spectators, he sends the the entire Sumo Association into a frenzy when he arrogantly declares that he will surpass the legendary Futabayama's consecutive run of 69 victories. Should he fail to achieve such a feat, he will immediately retire all together.

Harimanada's impudent remarks cause a huge backlash as every high-ranking Yokuzuna wants the chance to knock him down and humiliate him for showing such arrogance.

Thus begins Harimanada's journey to the top as he battles to topple the entire Sumo hierarchy!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Yamagata, Isao

Main
Ootsuka, Akio
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Okami-san

Supporting
Mayama, Ako
Japanese

Hokudouzan

Supporting
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese

Tachikaze

Supporting
Sasaoka, Shigezou
Japanese

Chairman Atagoyama

Supporting
Fujimoto, Yuzuru
Japanese

Raikou

Supporting
Ogata, Kenichi
Japanese

Staff

Katayama, Keiji
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Lyrics
Amano, Masamichi
Music
Nagao, Hitoshi
Art Director
Arai, Yutaka
Animation Director, Character Design


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Opening Theme

''Zettai Makenai (絶対負けない)'' by Keiji Katayama
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Ending Theme

''Shinu made Hanasanai (死ぬまで離さない)'' by A-TLES



Nov 20, 2015
Tsuki_215 (All reviews)
Story 4

The story is the weakest aspect of Aa Harimanada, it doesn't have much of a story line. The plot revolves around Harimanada disregard for Sumo tradition which doesn't go down well with the Sumo sports authority(SSA). Rest of the anime revolves around the tussle between Harimanada and the authority.

The story is simplistic and there aren't any/many twist and turns in it. The good thing is there aren't any fillers .

Art 5

For a 90's anime the art is okay. One gripe i had was that the faces of many of the antagonists looked similar and i couldn't tell the difference. Also some of read more
Oct 12, 2020
Froban (All reviews)
So what do you get when you have an anime about a Sumo who declares that he's going to break that he will break Showa Futabayama's record of 69 consecutive wins, and if he ever lost, no matter how sly the means, he would retire then and there? You get an anime with low tension where the main character never grows or progresses, the same Harima from the first episode remains the same in the final episode. So much controversy in the association because the main protagonist, Harima, can't for the life of him take one match off from wearing a mask, even I was read more

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